The only problem with this idea is that other countries began to feel threatened not only by America but by other countries also. It was not a complete shock when Spain and America went to war. Since the idea of imperialism was being tossed around by countries, Spain had control over Cuba and other countries, the goods that were being exported from these countries to America and surrounding areas were being threatened to be cut off. American ended up going to war with Spain to prevent these things from happening. Just think if Spain still had control over Cuba and Hawaii, we would have to spend more money as a country to import sugar and pineapples.
After this war, Spain assured improvements, but the nationalists did not believe they would cooperate. In 1895 when another rebellion led by Cuban nationalists took action, the Spaniards sent about 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. The Cubans reacted by damaging any property that belonged to Spain such as the sugar mills and fields hoping this would make the Spaniards retrieve their land or so the U.S can intervene in this disaster. A year later, Spain sent General Weyler to put down those nationalists in Cuba. He decided to build concentration camps and
Outnumbered and poor, the revolutionaries tried to disrupt the Cuban economy by burning sugarcane plantations. The Spanish retaliated harshly, executing suspected rebels and herding peasants into camps where thousands succumbed to disease and starvation. These brutal measures provided stirring copy for American journalists, who invariably sympathized with the Cuban underdogs. Still, the public might have paid little attention to the conflict had it not coincided with a newspaper circulation war in New York. At the end of the nineteenth century, more than half a dozen newspapers competed in the influential New York market.
He criticized the Spanish government and the way it controlled Cuba. Through yellow Journalism and anti-Spanish propaganda Hearst was able to upset the America public, and put the United States against Spain. Revolts against Spain had been occurring in Cuba for Some time. Then February 15th 1898 the USS Maine mysteriously sank in Havana harbor. This was all the America public needed.
Cuba and his remaining followers fled to the mountains were his numbers grew bolstered by peasants and defecting soldiers who joined his guerrilla army. Batista grew worried over the rising popularity of Castro and sent in his army to destroy the band (7). Even with more advanced weaponry and a greater number of troops, Castro band defeated Batista’s troops handily and began to
The book gives information of both the embargo and the inner damage it did to both nations. Cuba had been taking steps towards isolation years before we closed trade. Author, Peter Schwab, believes that Castro had been planning this once he entered power. These events have helped limit are economy which obviously a bad thing. I think that the U.S. once again step there foot in Cuba to spread are Americanized culture as we once did.
It is my belief the reason behind the US expanded the foreign policy to protect the interest of the American people and to restore some type of human treatment to Cuban people after the Spaniards treated them so inhuman in concentration camps. It is also my belief that the U.S. had their own agenda for monetary purposes to prosper from trade embargo. “It wasn’t so long ago when most Americans firmly rejected global adventurism,” stated Ries and Weber. It is to be believed that that Americans was following a traditional foreign policy of non-intervention as to not seem as though they were trying to take over foreign countries. This leads me to wonder why the U.S. decided to intervene in the Spanish War.
“Common Sense” made the American people realize that they deserved to be free and independent, to start a new life in all respect and to leave the tyranny and cruelty they were running from behind. The Declaration of Independence built on Pain’s pamphlet declaring what he stated in “Common Sense” and adding to it the things that all American’s hoped for and strived to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of
The Declaration of Independence is one of the greatest political documents in history due to its powerful and distinctive combination of universal principles and also an abstract theory of government. The Declaration of Independence had a huge effect on the U.S, it confirmed the United States free from Britain rule, it united the North and the South since at the time America was divided in two because of the American Civil War, and it expressed the basic principles on which the U.S government should be based off of. America was instituted on the First Principle that the safety of unalienable rights is the legitimate purpose of government, and that government ought to be limited so that it cannot rule over the people of its country. The Declaration
We do not wish for the king to abdicate his throne nor do we wish for our motherland to face turmoil. We simply demand freedom and justice from the very individuals who have stripped us of our basic liberties, enslaved us, and robbed us. All we want is to be exonerated from this blame of causing turmoil in their country and freedom from their economical oppression. They blame us for starting the French and Indian War. But do they ever thank us for giving them new land?